Bali being a popular tourist destination across the globe – as a couple who didn’t have a plan in place and no one to take suggestions from, there is a lot about this island that we learnt on our own – some bits with good experinces, and some with bad ones. And because we don’t want you to fall in all the touristy traps as we did – we charted out an essential Bali guide for you from our very own do’s and don’t diary…

The fashion industry is a whole world of its own. To make it function the way it does, there are so many professionals involved… There are designers, artists, editors, choreographers, photographers and the like. We might be familiar with these enviable fashion jobs, but there are also some you never knew existed. They stay behind the scenes, nevertheless they hold very important responsibilities in the fashion world.

Paro, the name has a poetic element in it. The very sound of it conjures up an image of a young girl in my mind, lively and beautiful, just like the river. This photo essay will take you through the spectacular Paro Valley in Bhutan, named after the river, Paro Chu, which runs through it.

No matter what, you are a foreigner; you are a tourist; so embrace it. You’ll feel freer, and less pressure means that you won’t be overwhelmed by all the things you think you’re saying wrong. No matter how you sound, everybody is impressed with the tourist who at least attempts to speak the language. Plus, if people know you’re a tourist, they’ll want to know where you’re from – a great conversation starter.

As bloggers we all not just document our passions, but also look at monetizing our blogs in the long run. Expanding your services beyond the usual sponsored blog posts, online advertisements and sponsored backlinks, helps engage more readers and earn higher profits as well. A wise way to bank upon monetizing opportunities is to offer innovative products and expert services. Below are 10 ways you can monetize your blog using platforms like these without losing any transaction fees.

But just in case you are anxious whether Israel is a dangerous place for traveling – NO, it is not dangerous. It is safe to travel around this Middle Eastern country. And although it is helpful to read about your destination before reaching, and there is nothing wrong in being aware of the typical Guided Tours Israel travel tips to keep you safe during your stay in the foreign land.

Dear 12th class pass outs, You all have crossed a major landmark of your future career. With good board results or bad, no matter that you scored, trust me you will end up doing something in your life, either exemplary or ordinary. Nonetheless you will be happy, with a good life and complimentary needs. Your 12th mark sheet will rest in your folder as one of the much needed document for official paperwork, only. Your marks won’t matter, but yes a lot of other things will soon do….

If you fancy doing nothing more than wrapping yourself in a plush blanket and forgetting about ‘real life’ for a few days, Ooty’s resorts have you sorted. Book yourself a room in a luxury resort and indulge in all that it has to offer. Start your morning with a yoga session, relax as you are served piping hot food, and enjoy the silence and ever present nip in the air.

Starting the 5th of May, JetBlue, the New York City based airline, has connected Nashville and Boston with two flights a day. As a New Englander, it will do you good to go down to Tennessee and soak up some of that amazing music culture and Southern hospitality, now on a direct JetBlue flight. Celebrating the launch, team StreetTrotter was on the inaugural flight and has a sneak peek of what went on aboard.

Chinese New Year: A global Chinatown celebration

Living in Boston has opened a lot of different cultural doors for me. A city rich with some of the best universities in the States and a rooted corporate culture, naturally attracts a lot of xpats from all over the world, contributing to the city’s deep ethnic mosaic. Recently I visited the Boston Chinatown with a couple of my Chinese friends, to celebrate their traditional Chinese new year, without having any idea of what will I end up experiencing. But the moment I stepped outside the China gate, I could hear gongs making music, firecrackers bursting on the streets, and lions dancing everywhere surrounded by a huge cheering crowd…

While the rest of the United States gets prepared for the coming spring, fearsome winds and temperatures hitting ‘twenty degrees celsius’ below zero are still lingering here, a place in the true north, Alaska. About one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle. The destination provides opportunities of unique tourism and exploration, like Arctic sightseeing and the once in a lifetime, Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) watching.

As much as I loved to travel, I needed a good career, a good salary and a good stable lifestyle equally. I like the idea of being a good professional, with a kickass package, but that means it also requires a fair amount of billable work hours and uncompromised commitment. I cant be on the road anymore and live like a nomad, because no matter who tells you what, its not feasible in the long run. Travel cannot provide you a living. And lets accept it, I can not always be frugal about my travel choices. I need to earn to support the life of my dreams. And this is when the confusion started and the irritation seeped in. I didn’t know if I was failing at my passion, or was I just doing it wrong? Or was everyone around me overdoing it. And overrating it.